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for baritone and orchestra

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  6m
Instrumentation:  baritone + 3*2*22; 4; perc.; cel.; strings | (Perc: glockenspiel, rainmaker, tam-tam, susp. cymbal)

Year:  2008
Duration:  6m
Instrumentation  baritone + 3*2*22; 4; perc....

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-5.

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Rain is an iconic poem by Hone Tuwhare, describing beautifully a feature of the weather but also subtly ruminating on death. The setting is quiet and lyrical, with an optional part for a rainmaker (to be played by the singer). This setting for baritone and piano was written for Matt Landreth, and recorded by him. The recording and score were auctioned to raise funds for the Otago Hospice appeal in May 2008. The song was subsequently scored for orchestra and recorded by Matt Landreth and the Auckland Philharmonia.

Commissioned note

Written for Matt Landreth, and requested by Martin Ferguson to raise funds for the Otago Hospice fund

Contents note

one song

Text note

Poem by Hone Tuwhare